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Man denies house fire triple murder

A man accused of killing three generations of a family in an arson attack has pleaded not guilty to three counts of murder.

Carl Mills, 28, is accused of causing a blaze which ripped through the family's home in Cwmbran, South Wales, in September.

Kim Buckley, 46, her daughter Kayleigh, 17, and her six-month-old daughter Kimberley died in the fire.

Mills appeared for a brief hearing at Cardiff Crown Court on Friday, and denied three murder charges.

Judge Mr Justice Wyn Williams set a trial date of June 24 at the same court.

Kayleigh had given birth to twin daughters six months before her death and was still coming to terms with the tragedy of losing one at birth when she died.

Baby Kimberley had been brought home for the first time on the day she died after spending the first six months of her life in hospital.

Mills, of no fixed address, was the teenage mother's former boyfriend.

He was remanded in custody until the next hearing at a date to be fixed.

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